cash out

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cash out (third-person singular simple present cashes out, present participle cashing out, simple past and past participle cashed out)

  1. (US) To reconcile at the end of a shift; to compare receipts of items sold to records of credit card, check and cash placed into the drawer, verifying that correct change was given out by the clerk.
  2. (US, gambling) To retire; to exchange gambling chips for money when finished gambling.
  3. (by extension) To exchange possession of any commodity or idea for cash.
    • 2022 July 11, Paris Marx, “The Uber Leak Exposes the Global War on Workers”, in Tribune[1]:
      The real benefits accrued not to the public whose streets were flooded with unregulated taxis or workers whose livelihoods evaporated, but to Uber’s early investors who were still able to cash out when the company went public.
  4. (by extension, often in analytic philosophy) To explain what is entailed by an idea or proposition.
    Hume cashed out the concept of causation into such experiential terms as spatiotemporal contiguity, temporal succession, and constant conjunction